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Image for The Royal Masonic Institution for Girls - Some Account of the History, Objects and Work of the Institution

The Royal Masonic Institution for Girls - Some Account of the History, Objects and Work of the Institution

By: ,

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, 1950

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 12106


Hardback, 224mm x 142mm s cloth boards, gilt titles, , 136pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +/Good. Owners inscription. Book is ex-libris and has been well read, with corners bumped and scuffed, but pages basically clean. Dustwrapper (now protected) has some chipping and wear to edges, also grubby from handling. Small loss at centre of spine. History of a worthy Masonic educational establishment for girls. Presumably priv... View more info

Image for The Bootleggers - The Story of Chicago's Prohibition Era

The Bootleggers - The Story of Chicago's Prohibition Era

By: Allsop, Kenneth

Price: £6.50

Publisher: Heron Books: 1968

Edition: second edition

Seller ID: 13691


Hardback, 222mm x 140mm dark blue faux leather binding, gilt titles, second edition, 384+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Very Good/NoWrapper. Book is tight and clean with just a little darkening to endpapers. First published by Hutchinson in 1961, this is excellent single-volume account of how the Italian mafia and other crime syndicates ran the illegal ilquor market in Chicago from 1919 to 1933. Catalogue: Social History. Keywords: mafia, Capone, speake... View more info

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The People of England - A Short Social and Economic History

By: Ashley, Maurice

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Book Club Associates: 1982

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 15535


Hardback, 24cm x 16cm dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, ix prelims, 214+pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Book is clean and tight with minimal wear. Dustwrapper (now protected) is clean with minimal wear. An excellent single-volume outline of the main themes and developments of English social and economic life. Catalogue: Social History. Keywords: economy, English, culture, commerce View more info

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Homes in Britain

By: Barfoot, Audrey

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, B.T. Batsford: 1969

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 7119


Hardback, 220mm x 142mm red cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 3rd impression, , 96pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Good +/Good. Owner sticker on inner front board. Spine and boards bumped, book has been read, binding good. Dustwrapper (now protected) has wear with light chipping to edges, otherwise clean. Price sticker on front flap. Illustrated guide to domestic dwellings in the British Isles from prehistoric to modern times. Catalogue: Social Hi... View more info

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Mid-Victorian Britain 1851-75

By: Best, Geoffrey

Price: £4.25

Publisher: London, Fontana: 1988

Edition: first thus

Inscription: Owners inscriptions

Seller ID: 12351


Paperback, 197mm x 128mm , 350pp. plus index, Good/NoWrapper. Owners inscriptions. Lengthy inscriptions on inner rear cover and opposite, some isolated in text, paperback otherwise clean with wear from handling, spine creased and owner sticker on front. Excellent social history of Britain in the generation from the Great Exhibition onwards. Catalogue: Social History. Keywords: Albert, Dickens, industrial, Christian View more info

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Savages within the Empire - Representations of American Indians in Eighteenth-Century Britain

By: Bickham, Troy

Price: £65.00

Publisher: Oxford, OUP: 2005

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 13563


Hardback, 222mm x 142mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xii prelims, 301pp. plus index, Near Fine/Very Good. Book is near fine. Dustwrapper is bright and clean with minimal wear. Oxford Historical Monograph which offers a suitably academic account of how Britons understood the identity of native American peoples in the pre-1776 era, through travelogues, missionary anecdotes, cartoons and other media. Catalogue: Social History. Keywords: prejudice, racis... View more info

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In The Clink - The Story of England's Oldest Prison

By: Burford, E.J.

Price: £9.00

Publisher: London, New English Library: 1977

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 10486


Hardback, 216mm x 144mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xiii prelims, 201pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. One tiny mark to top block edge, book still in very good condition. Clean and tight. Dustwrapper (now protected) is clean with little or no wear. A well-researched account of the "clink" prison in Southwark, London, from the 12th century until its burning down in 1780. Catalogue: Social History. Keywords: Lon... View more info

Image for Master & Artisan in Victorian England - The Diary of William Andrews and the Autobiography of Joseph Gutteridge

Master & Artisan in Victorian England - The Diary of William Andrews and the Autobiography of Joseph Gutteridge

By: Chancellor, Valerie E.

Price: £9.50

Publisher: London, Evelyn, Adams & Mackay: 1969

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 3509


Hardback, 8vo grey cloth boards, red titles, first edition, vii prelims, 238pp. Very Good/Good +++. Spiner slightly bumped. Book has been little read. Dustwrapper (now protected) has s little shelfwear along top. Small tears to top and bottom left of rear. Two complete texts from Victorian times, giving an eye-witness account of working life in England at that time. Catalogue: Social History. Keywords: Victorian, work, artisan, factory View more info

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Sentenced to "Beyond the Seas"

By: Clark, David

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Malvern, Greyhound Self-Publishing: 2013

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 15600


Paperback, 205mm x 145mm , 138pp. Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Paperback is clean with minimal wear, light crease to front cover. 'The true and fascinating story of eight female convicts sentenced to death or transportation in the courtroom of the Worcester Guildhall tto the "Land Beyond the Seas."' Catalogue: Social History. Keywords: trial, Australia, colonies, convict View more info

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Nature & Industrialization

By: Clayre, Alasdair (ed)

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Oxford, OUP - The Open University: 1977

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 13203


Paperback, 234mm x 152mm , xxxvi prelims, 414+pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Good +/NoWrapper. Paperback has been well read, block edges a little darkened from handling, spine colour faded, else clean with price sticker on rear. OU Set Text volume which offers a suitably scholarly account of the effects of the Industrial Revolution on the landscape of Britian, and how it was understood by artists and thinkers of the age. Catalogue: Social History. ... View more info

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The Union Discount - A Centenary Album

By: Cleaver, George ; Cleaver, Pamela

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Union Discount Company: 1985

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 1749


Hardback, 9" x 8.5" grey cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 128pp. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Near Fine/Very Good. Two (very small) brown spots on half-title. Dustwrapper has a handful of small scratch marks on front and back covers. An intimate history of a London financial instutition, written to celebrate the company's centenary. Catalogue: Social History. Keywords: City, discount house, finance View more info

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Sixty Years of the Chartered Insurance Institute

By: Cockerell, H.A.L.

Price: £9.00

Publisher: London, Chartered Insurance Institute: 1957

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 1743


Hardback, 8vo red full leather binding, gilt titles, first edition, 92pp. plus appendix/appendicies, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Some discolouring and staining to boards. A concise history of the Chartered Insurance Institute, from its incorporation in 1897. Catalogue: Social History. Keywords: Insurance, charter View more info

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'Napoleon is Dead' - Lord Cochrane and the Great Stock Exchange Scandal

By: Dale, Richard

Price: £8.50

Publisher: Stroud, Sutton Publishing: 2006

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 13224


Hardback, 24cm x 16cm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xiv prelims, 240+pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Very Good/Good +++. Book is tight and clean with no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper is bumped at top of spine, else clean with minimal wear. The gripping tale of an elaborate hoax carried out - and soon exposed - in the final days of the Napoleonic wars. Catalogue: Social History. Keywords: Napoleon, hoax, scandal, market View more info

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Sam Smith - Grocer Extraordinary

By: Davidson, Craig

Price: £7.00

Publisher: Manchester, Kellogg Co.: 1938

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 1741


Hardback, 8vo brown cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 2nd impression, , xi prelims, 144pp. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Tony Sarg. Good/NoWrapper. Boards loosening from block, foxing and discolouring to block and board edges, spine titles faded. Adapted from the "Bill Bartlett" articles first published ion "The Progressive Grocer" in New York, the book presents an optimistic account of the entrepreneurial spirit at work in ... View more info

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A Light History of Hot Air

By: Doherty, Peter

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Carlton, Victoria, Melbourne University Press: 2007

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 13163


Hardback, 204mm x 136mm grey hard card boards, white titles, first edition, viii prelims, 302pp. plus index, Good +++/Very Good. Base of spine bumped, small smudge to right block edge else clean and tight. Dustwrapper is clean with little or no wear. An "atmospheric collection of stories on illumination, hot air and burning in all their guises" by a Nobel Prize-winning Australian scientist. Catalogue: Social History. Keywords: balloon, refrigeration, aircraft, ... View more info

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Arts and Society in England under William and Mary

By: Ede, Mary

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Stainer & Bell: 1979

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 15029


Hardback, 24cm x 16cm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 218pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good. Book is clean with minimal wear. Dustwrapper has wear and tanning to top edges. A scholarly exploration of "the complex interaction of political, religious and artistic changes in England following the Revolution of 1688." Catalogue: Social History. Keywords: Orange, Parliament, London, Wren View more info

Going to the Moors

By: Eden, Ronald

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1979

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 2021


Hardback, wide 8vo grey cloth boards, black titles, first edition, 196pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. D/W faded on spine. History of grouse shooting Catalogue: Social History. View more info

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The Tribulations of a Baronet

By: Eden, Timothy

Price: £4.50

Publisher: Stocksfield, The Spredden Press: 1990

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 13511


Paperback, 200mm x 127mm , 186+pp. Black and white illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Paperback has some light wear to edges, grubby at base, else clean and tight with no creasing. Facsimile reprint of the 1933 memoir of an English nobleman, with a new Preface by the then-Lord Eden. Catalogue: Social History. Keywords: hunt, shoot, Beerbohm, nobility View more info

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A Woman's Place

By: Filbee, Marjorie

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Ebury Press: 1980

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 9695


Hardback, 256mm x 178mm brown cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 160pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Book is in very good condition save for two small rips to botom edge of boards. Else tight and clean. Dustwrapper (now protected) is clean with minimal wear - two small areas of surface loss to bottom edges. Excellent history of British life from a woman's viewpoint, revealing - in detailed two-column... View more info

Image for Any Given Day - The Life and Times of Jessie Lee Brown Foveaux

Any Given Day - The Life and Times of Jessie Lee Brown Foveaux

By: Foveaux, Jessie Lee

Price: £4.75

Publisher: New York, Warner Books: 1997

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 13692


Hardback, 235mm x 160mm grey and green card boards over cloth spine, black titles, first edition, xv prelims, 287pp. Black and white illustrations. Good +++/Good +. Book has been read, exterior bumped at corners, still clean and tight. Dustwrapper has light wear at corners, spine bumped and faded. A memoir of 20th century America by a Kansas native woman born in 1899 and still flourishing at time of publication. Catalogue: Social History. Keywords: Kansas, memoir, Depr... View more info

Life & Times of Samuel Crompton

By: French, Gilbert J.; Chapman, Stanley D'

Price: £12.00

Publisher: New York, Augustus M. Kelley: 1970

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 15027


Hardback, 224mm x 142mm grey cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, xv, xv prelims, 299pp. plus index, Very Good/Good +++. Book is tight and clean with no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal wear. Facsimile reprint of famous 1860 biography of the English inventor of the spinning machine known as the Mule, with a new Introduction by Chapman. Catalogue: Social History. Keywords: industial, weaving, machine, engineer View more info

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A Place of Stones - The Story of a Childhood

By: Giscard, John

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Heinemann: 1958

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 2576


Hardback, 8vo brown cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 248pp. Very Good/Good +++. Some foxing to top of block. Dustwrapper (now protected) has slight shelfwear and faint foxing to rear. Front flap stained at base. The atmospheric recollections of a 1930s childhood in Lancashire. Catalogue: Social History. Keywords: Lancashire, childhood, 1930s View more info

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Maria Pasqua

By: Goffin, Magdalen

Price: £9.00

Publisher: Oxford, Oxford University Press: 1979

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 2873


Hardback, 8vo red cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xiv prelims, 171pp. Photographic illustrations. Near Fine/Very Good. Dustwrapper has single 5cm crease on rear else near fine The curious tale of a 19th century European woman and her life as a famous artist's model, delightfully penned by her granddaughter from a manuscript by her mother - Maria's daughter, and friend of Evelyn Waugh. Catalogue: Social History. Keywords: Pasqua, Italy, Paris, Waugh View more info

Image for Mixed Grill

Mixed Grill

By: Gower (K.B.E., M.A.), Sir George Leveson

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Frederick Muller: 1948

Edition: second edition

Seller ID: 10482


Hardback, 221mm x 143mm orange cloth boards, gilt titles, second edition, 223pp. plus index, Good +/NoWrapper. Book has been read, with some bumping at wear to edges, differential fading to endpapers, block darkened by age but clean and unmarked. Sketch memoirs of a well-connected member of the British Establishment. Catalogue: Social History. Keywords: London, royalty, clubland, Gower View more info

Image for Great Days & Jolly Days - The Story of Girls' School Songs

Great Days & Jolly Days - The Story of Girls' School Songs

By: Haddon, Celia

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1977

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 13165


Hardback, 254mm x 190mm dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 128pp. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +/Good. Book has been well read, spine and boards bumped, some foxing to block edges, else clean and tight. Dustwrapper has been handled over years, wear and tear to top edges with 1 sq cm of loss at top rear. Front flap creased and clipped. With a Foreword by Joyce Grenfell, this is a delightful illustrated celebration of t... View more info

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To Grandma with Love

By: Hallam, Jack (ed)

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Souvenir Press: 1981

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Gift Inscription

Seller ID: 7110


Hardback, 275mm x 200mm red cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, 176pp. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +/Good. Gift Inscription. Spine bumped, block edges a little dusty with small faint stain to right edge, pages otherwise clean. Dustwrapper has some wear and patches of light grubbiness. A book for grandmothers everywhere, consisting of personal tributes from grandchildren from all over the world. Catalogue: Social History... View more info

Image for A Sentimental History of Chimney Sweepers, in London and Westminster. Shewing The Necessity of Putting them under Regulations to Prevent the Grossest Inhumanity to the Climbing Boys. A Letter to a London clergyman on Sunday Schools

A Sentimental History of Chimney Sweepers, in London and Westminster. Shewing The Necessity of Putting them under Regulations to Prevent the Grossest Inhumanity to the Climbing Boys. A Letter to a London clergyman on Sunday Schools

By: Hanway, Jonas

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Gale Ecco Print Editions:

Seller ID: 10474


Paperback, 246mm x 187mm , xl prelims, 191pp. Good +++/NoWrapper. Paperback is tight and clean save for small stains to right block edge at base. A 21st century facsimile reprint of a 1785 monograph arguing for humane treatment for London's chimney boys. Catalogue: Social History. Keywords: chimney, church, London, enlightenment View more info

Painful Details - Twelve Victorian Scandals

By: Harrison, Michael

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Max Parrish: 1962

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 7111


Hardback, 220mm x 141mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 200pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good/NoWrapper. Spine and boards bumped, spine creased, block edges grubby with foxing to top edge. Page-turning account of nine Victorian scandals featuring men and women of British high society who should have known better... Catalogue: Social History. Keywords: Scandal, Victorian, sex, royal View more info

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Diane - A Victorian

By: Hastings, Macdonald

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Michael Joseph: 1975

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 2355


Hardback, 8vo purple cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 232pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Base of spine bumped and cressed. Block edge slightly aged with two isolated slight stains. Dustwrapper (now protected) has shelfwear with loss to top corners and base of spine. Also faded edges and single 1 cm tear to bottom of back cover. Drawing on an anonymous private journal, this is the story of a Mayfair society hostess in the heyday... View more info

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The Jubilee Years 1887-1897

By: Hudson, Roger

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Folio Society: 1996

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 7569


Hardback, 26cm x 19cm decorated card boards over blue cloth spine, gilt titles, first edition, 240pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Near Fine/NoWrapper. Book is near fine in very good grey-blue slipcase. Selection of contemporary comments on all aspects of life in the Realm of Queen Victoria in the later years of her reign. Fully illustrated. Catalogue: Social History. Keywords: Britain, Victoria, Empir... View more info